The Golden Knights (11-11, 1-4) were out-hit, 13-7, by South Georgia (10-14-1), though they managed to build a 2-1 lead entering the bottom of the fifth. South Georgia scored three in the fifth to take the two-run lead, then added a single run in the seventh and three more in the eighth to put the game away.
Blake Butcher (2-for-4) and Hudson Power (2-for-4) led the Golden Knights at the plate, while Sean Watson (1-for-4) homered in the third.
Tyler Banks picked up the loss for West Georgia Tech, working 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on 12 hits. Chase Williams tossed 1.1 innings of relief in which he allowed three runs — one earned — on one hit.
West Georgia Tech and South Georgia will complete the series with a single game on Friday and a twin bill Saturday, all in Douglasville.
Friday’s first pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader will start at 1:05 p.m.
UWG Women’s Golf
UNC-Pembroke placed three players in the top-10 of the 2013 UWG Wolf Invitational on Tuesday afternoon, as the Braves won the annual event at Sunset Hills Country Club. Host West Georgia shot a 340 and finished in third place in the team standings.
The University of West Georgia softball team postponed Tuesday’s home doubleheader against Georgia Southwestern, with a makeup date being scheduled for later in April.
The Wolves (9-12, 2-8 Gulf South Conference) will now turn their attention to a crucial pair of GSC games this weekend, as West Georgia travels to Valdosta State on Saturday, followed by a doubleheader at West Florida on Sunday.